Cain & Abel

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Cain & Abel is a password recovery tool for Microsoft Operating Systems.
It allows easy recovery of various kind of passwords by sniffing the network, cracking encrypted passwords using Dictionary, Brute-Force and Cryptanalysis attacks, recording VoIP conversations, decoding scrambled passwords, recovering wireless network keys, revealing password boxes, uncovering cached passwords and analyzing routing protocols. The program does not exploit any software vulnerabilities or bugs that could not be fixed with little effort. It covers some security aspects/weakness present in protocol's standards, authentication methods and caching mechanisms; its main purpose is the simplified recovery of passwords and credentials from various sources, however it also ships some "non standard" utilities for Microsoft Windows users.

The latest version is faster and contains a lot of new features like APR (Arp Poison Routing) which enables sniffing on switched LANs and Man-in-the-Middle attacks. The sniffer in this version can also analyze encrypted protocols such as SSH-1 and HTTPS, and contains filters to capture credentials from a wide range of authentication mechanisms. The new version also ships routing protocols authentication monitors and routes extractors, dictionary and brute-force crackers for all common hashing algorithms and for several specific authentications, password/hash calculators, cryptanalysis attacks, password decoders and some not so common utilities related to network and system security.

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Application Details:

Version: 4.2
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.28.

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What works

Cain Installer

What does not

WinPcap 4.0beta2 installer

and therefore

Cain (err:module:import_dll Library {packet.dll, Wpcap.dll})


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Additional Comments

Cain installer works perfectly, but just exits when the "Install" button for WinPcap is clicked. manually running the WinPcap installer results in... a blinking cursor. When Cain.exe is run it gives errors about not being able to load packet.dll and wpcap.dll and exits (no GUI shows up).

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentSlackware 11.0Jan 01 20070.9.28.Yes No GarbageTrevor Bergeron 

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